Sometimes projects stall because you need one good idea that you don’t have. That was the case with Tile Works. I didn’t know how I was going to finish the top, taking the scrappy blocks and making something that would work. (Excuse, please, difficult indoor photography of a large quilt–76″ x 90″. There is over 2-feet of snow on the ground here and more falling right now. Outside is not an option.)
Then, YAY, the good idea came. Barbara F. said, “How about a dark brown sashing.” Why didn’t I think of that?
So, with brown sashing, dark red corner stones and a detail in the outer border that reflects the block design, we have a finished top.
Thank you so much, particularly to Barbara F., but to all of my wonderful readers-become-friends-I’ve-never-met. You encourage, cheer, support and help generally. I am so glad to see this long term project move towards a finished quilt that will bring warmth and color into someone’s life.
ps–People have asked for the pattern, but I can’t give it to you. It is a 12″ block pattern known as Tile Works #162 from the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks publications.
It was designed by Monique Dillard of opengatequilts. Hopefully you will be able to find it and enjoy making something beautiful yourself.